Brighten up your hydration today with a sweet uplift to your water intake. This simple strawberry thyme water recipe (Kai’s favorite spa water!) is a delicious and fun way to increase your daily H2O and pack in some added nutrients while you’re at it! Friends, just a warning : you’re going to want to keep a pitcher of this in your fridge alllll summer long.
Have you noticed how wonderful you feel in all aspects of your life when you’re on top of your water intake? When I have good hydration habits going, I feel energized and more with it (almost like that lingering Mom brain is a distant memory!). I even notice that my body is less inflamed and I make healthier food and movement choices when I’m drinking enough water.
It doesn’t stop at how good you feel when you’re hydrated, pure and simple – drinking enough water each day benefits your entire body. Kicking off your day with water even has a long list of benefits (check out some of my favorites here!).
Introducing : Spa Water. If you haven’t tried Spa Water yet, oh my you are in for a treat with this ultimate hydration hack (might be singing Dwayne Johnson’s “You’re Welcome” from Moana in my head right now). Infusing natural ingredients into your hydration routine lets you combine flavor and wellness, scoring a ton of health benefits in one refreshing sip of this Pinterest-worthy concoction.
Friend, meet Strawberry Thyme Spa Water.
Strawberry & Thyme Health Benefits
Before I dive into this simple recipe, I wanted to share the benefits beyond hydration that Strawberry Thyme water provides :
Strawberries are jam packed with nutrients:
- rich in antioxidants
- full of vitamins like vitamin C, magnesium, B9, potassium
- rich in plant compounds
- good source of fiber
Not only are strawberries one of the most delicious summertime fruits, these guys pack a punch with excellent health benefits:
- great for your heart health
- boost immunity
- help to fight inflammation
- a number of studies suggest that eating strawberries along with a well-balanced diet can help prevent some forms of cancer, diabetes and stroke
Thyme is an herb known for its medicinal properties, as well as its delightful aroma. Beyond smelling excellent, thyme is full of nutrients:
- one of the highest antioxidant levels
- Potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium and selenium are concentrated in thyme’s leaves
- rich in many important vitamins such as B-complex vitamins, β-carotene, vitamin-A, vitamin-K, vitamin-E, vitamin-C, and folic acid. About 27% daily intake of B-6!
By infusing thyme into your water, you can unlock its numerous benefits and while savoring its earthy essence:
- used for centuries in respiratory health
- helps to fight acne
- used to help lower blood pressure
- boosts immunity
- levels up your mood
So not only are strawberries and thyme wonderful for your body – they’re also a delicious glow up to this minimal calorie way to hydrate. Let’s get right to it!
Strawberry Thyme Spa Water Recipe
Delicious infused water that requires just 3 simple ingredients and a pitcher (or infuser pitcher)!
AUTHOR :: Jenny White, The Kai Life
PREP TIME :: 5 min (30 min from start to sip!)
- 4 fresh strawberries (I double this if I’m not using an infuser pitcher)
- A handful of fresh thyme sprigs
- Filtered water
- Ice cubes (optional)
- pitcher, infuser pitcher, or water bottle infuser
1. Wash the strawberries and thyme sprigs thoroughly. I love to give my produce a bath in fresh water with a couple drops of lemon essential oil to thoroughly clean + increase their shelf life.
2. Slice your strawberries into thin pieces.
3. In your pitcher, add the sliced strawberries and thyme sprigs. If you’re using an infuser pitcher, they’ll go directly into the infuser section (it’s like a little basket that keeps them separated! I also love THIS pitcher which has a net at the spout, helping to keep your fruits and herbs in the pitcher and not your glass).
4. Fill the pitcher with filtered water.
5. Place the pitcher in the refrigerator and let it sit for 30 min to 4 hours to allow the flavors to infuse.
6. Once chilled and infused, serve the spa water over ice cubes and enjoy – nothing like a truly delicious sip of refreshing water and the feeling that you’re making a great decision for your health.
xx, Jenny (The Kai Life)
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PS : Feeling creative? While strawberry thyme spa water happens to be Kai’s favorite at the moment (so I’m a bit biased), you can totally experiment with an infinite number of fruit and herb infused water combos! Check out my other creations or invent your own for an invigorating twist (and please share below what your personal favorite is!).